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Chinese Taipei at the 2004 Summer Olympics

Chinese Taipei competed at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece, from 13 to 29 August 2004. "Chinese Taipei" was the designated name used by Taiwan to participate in some international organizations and almost all sporting events, including the Olympic Games. Neither the common name "Taiwan" nor the official name "Republic of China" would be used primarily due to opposition from the People's Republic of China. This also was the nation's eighth consecutive appearance at the Olympics.

Chinese Taipei at the
2004 Summer Olympics
Flag of Chinese Taipei for Olympic games.svg
IOC codeTPE
NOCChinese Taipei Olympic Committee
Websitewww.tpenoc.net (in Chinese) (in English)
in Athens
Competitors89 in 14 sports
Flag bearer Chen Chih-yuan[1]
Medals
Ranked 31st
Gold
2
Silver
2
Bronze
1
Total
5
Summer appearances
Other related appearances
 Republic of China (1924–1972)

The Chinese Taipei Olympic Committee sent the nation's largest delegation to the Games in Olympic history. A total of 89 athletes, 50 men and 39 women, competed only in 14 different sports. This was also the youngest delegation in Chinese Taipei's Olympic history, with more than half under the age of 25, and many of them were expected to reach their peak in time for the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. Baseball player Chen Chih-yuan was appointed by the committee to carry the Chinese Taipei flag in the opening ceremony.[1]

Chinese Taipei left Athens with a total of five Olympic medals (two golds, two silver, and one bronze), being considered its most successful Olympics.[2] Chinese Taipei's highlight of the Games came with a remarkable milestone for taekwondo jin Chen Shih-hsin and Chu Mu-yen, claiming the nation's first ever gold medals in Olympic history.[3][4] Meanwhile, another taekwondo jin Huang Chih-hsiung picked up his second medal with a sterling silver in the men's lightweight division, adding it to his bronze from Sydney four years earlier.[5]

MedalistsEdit

ArcheryEdit

Three Chinese Taipei archers qualified each for the men's and women's individual archery, and a spot each for both men's and women's teams.

Men
Athlete Event Ranking round Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final / BM
Score Seed Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Chen Szu-yuan Individual 663 10   Henckels (LUX)
W 136–132
  Hristov (BUL)
W 170–159
  Tsyrempilov (RUS)
W 169–161
  Godfrey (GBR)
L 108–110
Did not advance
Liu Ming-huang 663 11   Uprichard (NZL)
W 148–145
  Wunderle (USA)
L 160–164
Did not advance
Wang Cheng-pang 659 18   Magera (USA)
W 159–144
  Ruban (UKR)
L 167 (8)–167 (9)
Did not advance
Chen Szu-yuan
Liu Ming-huang
Wang Cheng-pang
Team 1985 2 N/A Bye   Australia (AUS)
W 250–247
  United States (USA)
W 244–243
  South Korea (KOR)
L 245–251
 
Women
Athlete Event Ranking round Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final / BM
Score Seed Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Chen Li-ju Individual 617 45   Sharma (IND)
L 133–142
Did not advance
Wu Hui-ju 649 10   Nabieva (TJK)
W 156–142
  Hitzler (GER)
W 156 (9)–156 (8)
  Mospinek (POL)
W 160–151
  Lee S-J (KOR)
L 103–104
Did not advance
Yuan Shu-chi 658 6   Palekha (UKR)
W 162–158
  Sobieraj (POL)
W 158–149
  Kumari (IND)
W 166–148
  Yun M-J (KOR)
W 107–105
  Lee S-J (KOR)
L 98–104
  Williamson (GBR)
L 104–105
4
Chen Li-ju
Wu Hui-ju
Yuan Shu-chi
Team 1924 3 N/A   Japan (JPN)
W 240–226
  Germany (GER)
W 233–230
  China (CHN)
L 226–230
  France (FRA)
W 242–228
 

AthleticsEdit

Taiwanese athletes have so far achieved qualifying standards in the following athletics events (up to a maximum of 3 athletes in each event at the 'A' Standard, and 1 at the 'B' Standard).[6][7]

Key
  • Note–Ranks given for track events are within the athlete's heat only
  • Q = Qualified for the next round
  • q = Qualified for the next round as a fastest loser or, in field events, by position without achieving the qualifying target
  • NR = National record
  • N/A = Round not applicable for the event
  • Bye = Athlete not required to compete in round

Men
Athlete Event Final
Result Rank
Wu Wen-chien Marathon 2:23:54 56
Women
Athlete Event Final
Result Rank
Hsu Yu-fang Marathon 2:55:58 57

BadmintonEdit

Athlete Event Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinal Semifinal Final / BM
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Chien Yu-hsiu Men's singles   Gade (DEN)
L 6–15, 1–15
Did not advance
Cheng Shao-chieh Women's singles   Ling W T (HKG)
W 11–9, 11–8
  Jun J-Y (KOR)
W 3–11, 11–6, 11–6
  Gong Rn (CHN)
L 3–11, 3–11
Did not advance
Cheng Wen-hsing
Chien Yu-chin
Women's doubles   Nichol /
Reid (CAN)
W 15–0, 15–10
  Wei Yl /
Zhao Tt (CHN)
L 15–13, 7–15, 5–15
Did not advance
Cheng Wen-hsing
Tsai Chia-hsin
Mixed doubles   Dednam /
Uys (RSA)
W 15–3, 15–9
  Gao L /
Zhang J (CHN)
L 5–15, 2–15
Did not advance

BaseballEdit

Roster

Manager: 85 – Hsu Sheng-ming

Coaches: 29 – Lee Lai-fa, 4 – Lin I-tseng, 80 – Mitsujiro Sakai

Pos. Number Player Date of birth (age) Club
P 1 Wang Chien-Ming (1981-03-31)31 March 1981 (aged 23)   Trenton Thunder
IF 6 Tsai Feng-An (1975-11-20)20 November 1975 (aged 28)   Brother Elephants
IF 13 Yung-Chi Chen (1983-07-13)13 July 1983 (aged 21)   Everett AquaSox
IF 17 Huang Chung-Yi (1967-10-12)12 October 1967 (aged 36)   Sinon Bulls
P 18 Pan Wei-Lun (1982-03-05)5 March 1982 (aged 22)   Uni-President Lions
P 19 Lin Ying-Chieh (1981-05-01)1 May 1981 (aged 23)   Macoto Cobras
OF 23 Peng Cheng-Min (1978-08-06)6 August 1978 (aged 26)   Brother Elephants
OF 24 Lin Wei-Chu (1979-01-22)22 January 1979 (aged 25)   Hanshin Tigers
P 25 Tu Chang-Wei (1982-05-11)11 May 1982 (aged 22)   Chinese Culture University
C 27 Yeh Chun-Chang (1978-01-28)28 January 1978 (aged 26)   Sinon Bulls
IF 31 Cheng Chang-Ming (1978-01-28)28 January 1978 (aged 26)   Chinatrust Whales
P 32 Huang Chun-Chung (1982-04-25)25 April 1982 (aged 22)   Boston Red Sox minor league restricted list
C 34 Kao Chih-kang (1981-02-07)7 February 1981 (aged 23)   Taiwan Cooperative Bank baseball team
P 46 Yang Chien-Fu (1979-04-22)22 April 1979 (aged 25)   Sinon Bulls
IF 49 Chang Tai-Shan (1976-10-31)31 October 1976 (aged 27)   Sinon Bulls
OF 50 Chen Chih-yuan (1976-10-27)27 October 1976 (aged 27)   Brother Elephants
OF 52 Chen Chin-Feng (1977-10-28)28 October 1977 (aged 26)   Las Vegas 51s
P 54 Chen Wei-Yin (1985-07-12)12 July 1985 (aged 19)   Chunichi Dragons
IF 55 Hsieh Chia-Shian (1976-04-08)8 April 1976 (aged 28)   Macoto Cobras
P 56 Keng Po-Hsuan (1984-10-15)15 October 1984 (aged 19)   Fubon Bull
P 71 Tsao Chin-Hui (1981-10-02)2 October 1981 (aged 22)   Colorado Springs Sky Sox
IF 88 Cheng Chao-Hang (1977-02-14)14 February 1977 (aged 27)   Sinon Bulls
P 91 Lin En-Yu (1981-03-25)25 March 1981 (aged 23)   National Training Team
P 99 Chang Chih-Chia (1980-05-06)6 May 1980 (aged 24)   Seibu Lions
Round robin
Team W L Tiebreaker
  Japan 6 1 1-0
  Cuba 6 1 0-1
  Canada 5 2 -
  Australia 4 3 -
  Chinese Taipei 3 4 -
  Netherlands 2 5 -
  Greece 1 6 1-0
  Italy 1 6 0-1
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
  Chinese Taipei 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 4
  Canada 0 2 0 1 0 0 2 2 x 7 9 1
WP: Mike Johnson (1-0)   LP: Chang Chih-Chia (0-1)
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
  Chinese Taipei 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 8 2
  Australia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 1
WP: Wang Chien-Ming (1-0)   LP: John Stephens (0-1)   Sv: Tsao Chin-Hui (1S)
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
  Greece 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 3 1
  Chinese Taipei 0 0 1 1 0 0 5 0 x 7 9 0
WP: Pan Wei-lun (1-0)   LP: Peter Soteropoulos (0-1)
Home runs:
GRE: C. A. Harris in 7th, 1 RBI
TPE: Chen C. Y. in 3rd, 1 RBI
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
  Cuba 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 5 2 10 15 1
  Chinese Taipei 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 6 1
WP: Luis Borroto (1-0)   LP: Tu Chang-Wei (0-1)   Sv: Danny Betancourt (1S)
Home runs:
CUB: E. Sanchez in 2nd, 1 RBI
TPE: None
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
  Italy 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 2 5 7 0
  Chinese Taipei 0 0 1 0 2 0 1 0 0 4 8 0
WP: Peter Nyari (1-0)   LP: Yang Chien-Fu (0-1)
Home runs:
ITA: M. Chiarini in 4th, 1 RBI; J. Buccheri in 6th, 1 RBI; C. Liverziani in 9th, 2 RBIs
TPE: Peng C. M. in 7th, 1 RBI
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
  Chinese Taipei 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 10 1
  Japan 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 1 4 10 0
WP: Hiroki Kuroda (2-0)   LP: Tsao Chin-Hui (0-1-1)
Home runs:
TPE: Chen C. F. in 3rd, 3 RBIs
JPN: Y. Takahashi in 7th, 2 RBIs
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
  Chinese Taipei 0 1 0 1 0 1 2 0 0 5 9 1
  Netherlands 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 6
WP: Pan Wei-lun (2-0)   LP: Patrick de Lange (1-1)
Home runs:
TPE: None
NED: E. Kingsale in 4th, 1 RBI

CyclingEdit

TrackEdit

Time trial
Athlete Event Time Rank
Lin Chih-hsun Men's time trial 1:06.240 16

JudoEdit

Two Taiwanese judoka qualified for the 2004 Summer Olympics.

Athlete Event Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Repechage 1 Repechage 2 Repechage 3 Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Liu Shu-yun Women's −70 kg Bye   Jacques (BEL)
L 0010–0220
Did not advance
Lee Hsiao-hung Women's +78 kg   Dolgormaa (MGL)
L 0001–0021
Did not advance

RowingEdit

Taiwanese rowers qualified the following boats:

Men
Athlete Event Heats Repechage Semifinals Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Wang Ming-hui Single sculls 7:28.16 3 R 7:09.99 3 SD/E 7:14.79 4 FE 7:07.84 25
Women
Athlete Event Heats Repechage Semifinals Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Chiang Chien-ju Single sculls 8:15.86 6 R 7:48.36 3 SC/D 8:05.71 2 FC 7:49.13 17

Qualification Legend: FA=Final A (medal); FB=Final B (non-medal); FC=Final C (non-medal); FD=Final D (non-medal); FE=Final E (non-medal); FF=Final F (non-medal); SA/B=Semifinals A/B; SC/D=Semifinals C/D; SE/F=Semifinals E/F; R=Repechage

ShootingEdit

Two Taiwanese shooters (one man and one woman) qualified to compete in the following events:

Men
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Points Rank Points Rank
Chang Yi-ning 10 m air pistol 569 40 Did not advance
50 m pistol 548 30 Did not advance
Women
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Points Rank Points Rank
Lin Yi-chun Double trap 106 7 Did not advance

SoftballEdit

Roster
Chinese Taipei
Position No. Player Birth Club in 2004
IF 6 Yen Show-tzu OCT/19/1971 Taipei
P 9 Lin Su-hua OCT/12/1980 Taiwan National University
OF 10 Huang Hui-wen FEB/03/1980
OF 11 Li Chiu-ching OCT/09/1982
IF 12 Chen Miao-yi FEB/23/1983 National Normal University
IF 13 Wang Shiao-ping JUN/22/1981
IF 15 Chang Li-chiu FEB/29/1980
IF 18 Wang Ya-fen OCT/08/1969 Taipei
P 21 Lai Sheng-jung DEC/27/1978 Taipei National University
P 22 Wu Chia-yen JUN/28/1980 Taiwan National University
C 23 Yang Hui-chun APR/10/1970 Taipei Country
P 26 Lin Po-jen MAR/26/1981 National Taiwan University
OF 27 Tung Yun-chi DEC/27/1981 Taichung
IF 28 Pan Tzu-hui JAN/08/1983 Taipei
OF 36 Chen Feng-yin DEC/19/1979 Taichung
Bench Coaches
Team
Manager
Ni Chao-liang JUN/04/1951
Coach Chiu Li-su OCT/02/1969
Coach Chen Jye-yen FEB/02/1953
Round robin
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
  Chinese Taipei 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 1
  Canada 0 0 0 2 0 0 X 2 5 0
WP: Lauren Bay (1-0)   LP: Wu Chia-Yen (0-1)
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
  Chinese Taipei 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 4
  Japan 1 4 0 0 1 0 X 6 13 0
WP: Sakai Hiroko (1-0)   LP: Lin Su-Hua (0-1)
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
  Chinese Taipei 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
  Australia 0 0 0 0 1 0 X 1 4 0
WP: Wu Chia-Yen (0-2)   LP: Tanya Harding (2-0)
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
  Chinese Taipei 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 3 1
  Greece 0 0 0 1 0 0 X 0 5 1
WP: Lai Sheng-Jung (1-0)   LP: Sarah Farnworth (2-2)
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
  Italy 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 1
  Chinese Taipei 0 0 0 1 0 0 X 1 4 0
WP: Lin Su-Hua (1-1)   LP: Susan Bugliarello (0-2)
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
  Chinese Taipei 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
  China 0 0 0 0 1 0 X 1 4 0
WP: Lü Wei(2–1)   LP: Lai Sheng-Jung(1–1)
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
  Chinese Taipei 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
  United States 0 0 1 1 1 1 X 3 8 1
WP: Cat Osterman(2–0)   LP: Wu Chia-Yen(0–3)

SwimmingEdit

Taiwanese swimmers earned qualifying standards in the following events (up to a maximum of 2 swimmers in each event at the A-standard time, and 1 at the B-standard time):

Men
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Chen Cho-yi 100 m breaststroke 1:03.94 35 Did not advance
Chen Te-tung 200 m freestyle 1:54.14 47 Did not advance
400 m freestyle 4:03.71 40 N/A Did not advance
Lin Yu-an 400 m individual medley 4:41.76 35 N/A Did not advance
Wang Shao-an 50 m freestyle 23.54 48 Did not advance
Wang Wei-wen 200 m breaststroke 2:20.65 42 Did not advance
Wu Nien-pin 100 m freestyle 52.58 54 Did not advance
200 m individual medley 2:08.72 44 Did not advance
Yeh Tzu-cheng 200 m butterfly 2:06.41 36 Did not advance
Women
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Cheng Wan-jung 100 m butterfly 1:02.94 34 Did not advance
200 m butterfly 2:16.25 25 Did not advance
Fu Hsiao-han 100 m backstroke 1:06.62 37 Did not advance
Lin Man-hsu 200 m backstroke 2:17.68 24 Did not advance
200 m individual medley 2:18.86 20 Did not advance
400 m individual medley 4:52.22 20 N/A Did not advance
Nieh Pin-chieh 50 m freestyle 27.09 =41 Did not advance
Sung Yi-chieh 100 m freestyle 59.18 44 Did not advance
Yang Chin-kuei 200 m freestyle 2:05.65 36 Did not advance

Table tennisEdit

Four Taiwanese table tennis players qualified for the following events.

Athlete Event Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 4 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Chiang Peng-lung Men's singles Bye   Crişan (ROM)
W 4–1
  Ryu S-M (KOR)
L 3–4
Did not advance
Chuang Chih-yuan Bye   Karlsson (SWE)
W 4–2
  Oh S-E (KOR)
W 4–2
  Wang H (CHN)
L 2–4
Did not advance
Chiang Peng-lung
Chuang Chih-yuan
Men's doubles N/A Bye   Hazinski /
Lupulesku (USA)
W 4–2
  Błaszczyk /
Krzeszewski (POL)
L 2–4
Did not advance
Huang I-hua Women's singles   Boucetta (ALG)
W 4–0
  Tan Wl (ITA)
L 2–4
Did not advance
Huang I-hua
Lu Yun-feng
Women's doubles Bye   Ben Kahia /
Guenni (TUN)
W 4–0
  Logatzkaya /
Pavlovich (BLR)
W 4–3
  Guo Y /
Niu Jf (CHN)
L 0–4
Did not advance

TaekwondoEdit

Four Taiwanese taekwondo jin qualified for the following events.

Athlete Event Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Repechage 1 Repechage 2 Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Chu Mu-yen Men's −58 kg   Tlish (LBA)
W RSC
  Ramos (ESP)
W 9–1
  Bayoumi (EGY)
W 5–4
Bye   Salazar (MEX)
W 5–1
 
Huang Chih-hsiung Men's −68 kg   Hussein (EGY)
W 8–1
  Çalışkan (AUT)
W 10–8
  Sagastume (GUA)
W 7–5
Bye   Saei (IRI)
L 3–4
 
Chen Shih-hsin Women's −49 kg   Baidya (NEP)
W 4–0
  Mora (COL)
W 1–0
  Gonda (CAN)
W 3–2
Bye   Labrada (CUB)
W 5–4
 
Chi Shu-ju Women's −57 kg   Essawy (EGY)
W 8–0
  Sukkhongdumnoen (THA)
L 1–2
Did not advance

TennisEdit

Chinese Taipei nominated a male tennis player to compete in the tournament through a tripartite invitation.

Athlete Event Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final / BM
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Lu Yen-hsun Men's singles   Nieminen (FIN)
L 3–6, 3–6
Did not advance

WeightliftingEdit

Seven Taiwanese weightlifters qualified for the following events:

Men
Athlete Event Snatch Clean & Jerk Total Rank
Result Rank Result Rank
Wang Shin-yuan −56 kg 127.5 DNF DNF
Yang Chin-yi 120 DNF DNF
Yang Sheng-hsiung −62 kg 120 =12 160 =4 280 9
Kuo Cheng-wei −69 kg 132.5 13 165 =8 297.5 10
Women
Athlete Event Snatch Clean & Jerk Total Rank
Result Rank Result Rank
Chen Han-tung −48 kg 80 8 102.5 8 182.5 6
Chen Wei-ling 75 =12 95 =10 170 11
Huang Shih-hsu −75 kg 112.5 DNF DNF

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Lin, Chieh-yu (14 August 2004). "Taiwan goes for gold as Olympics start". Taipei Times. Retrieved 14 May 2014.
  2. ^ "2004 Athens: Medal Tally". USA Today. Retrieved 1 April 2014.
  3. ^ Huang, Tai-lin (7 September 2004). "Chen honors taekwondo athletes". Taipei Times. Retrieved 14 May 2014.
  4. ^ "Chinese Taipei wins two taekwondo golds". Xinhua. China Daily. 27 August 2004. Retrieved 14 May 2014.
  5. ^ Lin, Chieh-yu (28 August 2004). "Team Taiwan takes silver in taekwondo". Taipei Times. Retrieved 14 May 2014.
  6. ^ "iaaf.org – Top Lists". IAAF. Retrieved June 4, 2011.
  7. ^ "IAAF Games of the XXX Olympiad – Athens 2004 Entry Standards". IAAF. Retrieved 4 June 2011.

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